Traditional Japanese Tiger Tattoo
This outline stage tattoo went on one of our local musicians whose music is a mixture of Country, Soul, and Rock. All those hours of sitting behind the drum set and his guitars have made this one tough sonofabitch. We were able to outline the whole 3/4 length of his inner arm, including the elbow and the elbow ditch. Then, essentially, we restarted the outline when we went to put the stripes in the Tiger and bold line the Rocks. Then it is time to rest the tattoo.
Tattooing in Deep Ellum
A siren blares through Deep Ellum as I write this from my couch. Imagine the action that unfurled around him as he sat for this Tiger on a busy Saturday night. The customers coming and going as he sat and sat. The doors swinging open and all the Neon pouring in. The Punks next door swilling beer, raising hell. The liner running like crazy, digging hundreds of lines beneath his skin.
Check out part two of this tattoo, with the complete background.